A foolish leader 1 Kings 12:1-20 An Empire that took David and Solomon eighty years to build was destroyed by the injudicious actions of Rehoboam in a few days. He responded to the North’s request by favouring the mutual folly of his peers to the amassed wisdom of those who served Israel’s wisest king. The divided kingdom became a … Continue reading Lessons from a Divided Kingdom: Part 9

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Lessons from a Divided Kingdom: Part 9

LESSONS FROM A DIVIDED KINGDOM: PART 7

The greedy bring ruin to their households 1 Kings 12:1-19 The account of Solomon’s life, records how he followed “the ways of the king” and ruled in the manner Samuel warned against. The taxation burden in Israel became greater and greater as the wasteful spending by Solomon’s palace grew greater and greater. Solomon accumulated great personal … Continue reading LESSONS FROM A DIVIDED KINGDOM: PART 7

Lessons from a Divided Kingdom: Part 6

Favouritism that breaks the great command. 1 Kings 12:1-19 Solomon's national policies  manifestly benefited the tribe of Judah. His governmental policies of favouring a segment of society above another segment contributed to the division of the kingdom into these two segments. Solomon literally “…stripped the north to clothe the south, in an unabashed act of economic cannibalism.” … Continue reading Lessons from a Divided Kingdom: Part 6